Pine Tree Quilters Guild, Inc. makes funds available to its members or chapters to pursue projects relating to quilting: for example – education, history, research and development, or charitable. Funds may be in the form of a mini-grant or a loan. Loans, up to $1,000 (Gen Bd. 10/16/04) may be used for any quilt-related purpose, but must be repaid by April 15 of the following year. A loan may only be requested once every three (3) years per applicant. (Gen Bd. 4/16/05). Individuals and chapters may request mini-grants up to $500 (Gen Bd. 3/14/09) for a one-year project. Mini-grants may not be used to pay for labor costs (Gen Bd. 3/14/09). Funding will be limited to one grant or loan per applicant per year.
GRANT FUNDING EXAMPLES
Education Projects: postage, printing, materials and travel expenses for a team to present programs on quilting in schools or nursing homes.
Historical Preservation Projects: postage, printing, copying costs for videos of local quilting celebrities in your town – a living history idea.
Research and Development Projects: creating videos.
Charitable Projects: materials for a project related to quilting to be used for a charitable purpose or to raise money for a charitable purpose; e.g., raffle or donated quilts (Gen Bd. 4/16/05, 3/10/07).
LOAN FUNDING EXAMPLES: Seed money to put on a quilt show, or any project that would earn money for a group or individual.
The Grant / Loan Committee will administer the program. Applications must be postmarked by the January Members’ Meeting. (Gen Bd. 4/26/08) The committee will review the requests and recommend whether they will be (1) Funded or (2) Non-funded.
Grant / Loan requests will then be submitted to the PTQG, Inc. General Board for action at the March General Board Meeting. Applicants will be notified in writing of the Board’s decision. Grants / Loan will be presented at the May Members’ Meeting of PTQG, Inc.
Responsibilities upon receiving a Mini-Grant:
Recipients must submit a progress report to the Mini-Grant Chairperson by October 15. The report should be a few paragraphs describing what has happened to that point in time and include an account of grant funds expended to date. The report can also include photos, publicity and any other documentation.
The final report is due on April 15 and should include: (1) a summary of goals accomplished; (2) report of any changes of goals and/or problems encountered; (3) budget report including a complete accounting of money spent (any unspent money must be returned to PTQG, Inc.); (4) summary suitable for reporting in the Patchwork Press.
Please send applications and reports to Jackie Bussiere, Mini-Grant Chairperson. For further information, contact Jackie Bussiere.
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